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Energizer Holdings, Inc. Senior Buyer, Packaging Procurement in Ohio

What you'll love about this job

Work with Packaging Plants/Remote Opportunity /Great Benefits

This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

The Senior Buyer is deeply involved in conducting analysis to support category strategy development and execution. The Senior Buyer will support supplier relationship management and the achievement of cost/performance targets. He or she will lead category/supplier management for sub-categories and suppliers assigned to them.


  • Conduct quantitative analysis using Excel and/or Access

  • Develop category and supplier profiles

  • Ensure supplier scorecards are up to date and maintains accurate and timely information on the supplier

  • Support negotiations with suppliers and cost model development across their category and lead efforts for their assigned sub-categories/suppliers

  • Establish a knowledge of stakeholder management processes and ensure engagement with stakeholders throughout the process (both during the gate reviews and outside)

  • Support the development category specific pipeline

  • Manages and develops Buyer(s) [if in a manager role and not individual role)

  • Conducts reliable analysis when requested

  • Manages day-to-day supplier relationship activities

  • Supports risk and compliance program management

  • Conducts supply market analysis

  • Executes sourcing and product cycle plan projects independently

  • Tracks procurement performance metrics

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of negotiation tools/techniques and applies them regularly when given opportunities

  • Manages sophisticated financial analysis and business cases independently

  • Demonstrates deep expertise in benchmark and should-cost analyses using competitive intelligence and reports – viewed as a subject matter expert and coach by other buyers

  • Demonstrates mastery in the Energizer strategic sourcing process

  • Develops and implements sub-category procurement strategy, goals and savings targets in line with company strategy and procurement best-practices for assigned areas

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or Business Management preferred

  • 4-7 years of procurement, operations, or supply chain experience with demonstrated success of managing projects

  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change in a decentralized organization with minimum supervision

  • Experience in quantitative analysis using Microsoft Excel/Access (beyond basic data entry)

  • Strong analytical thinking with demonstrated results

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to present ideas in business-friendly language

  • Ability to set priorities and make decisions

  • Experience in managing supplier relationships and conducting negotiations

  • Experience in working and negotiating with packaging suppliers and co-packers

  • Experience working in SAP

  • Strong facilitation skills to collaborate with stakeholders across company to implement sourcing strategies

  • Strong understanding of costs, working capital, and other financial metrics

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and programs

  • Knowledge and use of eProcurement and eSourcing methodology

  • Some travel required, up to 30%

Come join us!

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, colour, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.